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Rural/Metro Fire Department, early 1950s

Rural/Metro Fire Department, early 1950s

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Check out our Walking History Books Collection of video interviews. From Marshall Trimble to Grandma Lippincott, the stories they have to tell will amaze you. All interviews are being conducted at the Granite Reef Senior Center.

Contact Nick Molinari nmolinari@scottsdaleaz.govif you would like to share your story or volunteer to work on the project.



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